A confirmation of Haspel would be interpreted overseas as implicit approval of a program of harsh detention and interrogation, Ford said.
"I would not allow CIA to undertake activity that I thought was immoral, even if it was technically legal", said Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the agency. Yet, that wasn't satisfactory. Yet, in all, her hearing was not awful.
On the eve of CIA director nominee Gina Haspel's Senate hearing, the "mastermind" behind the 9/11 terror attacks has asked to share information about her with the Intelligence Committee. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, told Haspel during her confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Whatever Haspel herself believes, she would be serving a president who has said he would resume waterboarding and worse, if possible.
Some Democrats and Sen.
"They were the highest lawyers in the land, including the attorney general".
King caucuses with the Democrats. Mark Warner of Virginia and Dianne Feinstein of California, said some of her answers lacked clarity. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico. If the liberal questioners had followed their own mindset about how moral questions are situational, they would not have criticized Haspel for trying to explain her answer beyond a simple yes or no.
Manchin's endorsement puts her in solid position to be confirmed, if all other Republicans hold together in support.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME notes that the president as a candidate repeatedly expressed his support for waterboarding.
The candidate on a post of the head of the CIA Gina Haspel promised not to use torture during interrogations of detainees. She also said the program as a whole produced "valuable information" that helped disrupt more plots after the September 11, 2011 attacks, though would not say whether that was a result of waterboarding and other severe techniques.
Haspel, now the deputy Central Intelligence Agency director, was chief of a base at a black-site prison in Thailand in 2002, where controversial interrogation techniques were used on detainees - including waterboarding.
More than 100 former USA ambassadors have sent a letter to the Senate opposing Ms Haspel's appointment. "The bipartisan support she has received by leaders of our national security infrastructure reflect the deep respect for her service to America and the proven leadership she will provide in defending our nation", Brian O. Walsh of America First Policies said in a statement.
Bayh, a Democrat from IN, and Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, served on the Senate intelligence committee during Haspel's tenure at the CIA. In all, she has over 50 top intelligence officials backing her nomination. Again, would there be such opposition if Obama were in office, or any Democrat for that matter?
But Haspel was reportedly in charge of the site the following month when Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri - an al-Qaida suspect accused of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole - was waterboarded three times. To make matters more complicated, this chapter of her professional life has been subject to conflicting media reports, some of which have been subsequently disputed or retracted.
Yeah, leaving out that Haspel did things behind the scenes that allowed us to live, it's always amusing to see feminists cannibalize their own narrative about women's advancement unless they're part of or seem to be part of a political movement or figure with whom they despise.
When she faces the Senate hearing, her fate hinges on how well she fields tough questions from senators.
A super PAC linked to Democrats has been running ads in West Virginia attacking Jenkins and Morrisey for weeks. While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich. "I've never used a race word", Blankenship said to Roll Call .
Messi looked poised to get another goal but Bale made it 2-2 by using one touch to curl Asensio's pass around Ter Stegen. Iniesta went off just before the hour and Messi could have put Barca out of sight soon after.
The film is currently sitting at $1.16 billion at the worldwide box office, and is now the #15 worldwide blockbuster of all-time. The Force Awakens hit $400 million faster and landed a bigger second weekend, with a $149.2 million (GBP110 million) take.
The new " Star Wars " spin-off, " Solo ", is the only Hollywood blockbuster in a slightly less starry line-up than usual. The Cannes Film Festival has turned its guns on the "ugliness" of selfie-takers and the rise of social media critics.
Instead, the Mets relied on Harvey, who pitched almost 200 innings in the regular season, to lead them on a deep postseason run. Earlier this year, when the Mets were playing in San Diego, Harvey was partying in Los Angeles the night before a game.
It is really hard to discuss this movie without talking about spoilers, so I will keep this brief and to the point. I will, however, keep everything as vague as possible, allowing for general thoughts about the film itself.
The Jets got their fourth power play of the night early in the third, but Scheifele fired wide on the best opportunity. The Jets are 13-1 in their last 14 games on home ice dating back to March 1. "I don't know if they can yell louder".
Trump has lambasted the nuclear agreement reached with Iran in July 2015 as the "worst deal ever". "Iran lied on the front end". Baeidinejad said Tehran was exploring various responses to such a move from the USA including restarting nuclear activities .
Sanders issued a tweet in support of Haspel and rebuking her detractors on Capitol Hill late Saturday afternoon. During the meeting, Haspel offered to withdraw if that would help the situation, two of the sources said.
When it rolls out in a few months, you'll be able to see what websites and apps send your browsing history to the social network. We all make mistakes when we are young, we all learn and grow with time, and we are all arrogant and selfish during our teens.
Historically low unemployment rate trending down
Economists interpreted symmetric to mean policymakers would not be too concerned with inflation overshooting the target . Americans need rising wages to help offset higher prices and drive consumer spending, the backbone of the economy.
Five things to watch in Pelicans - Warriors Game 3 tonight
The disparity in shooting fouls was a huge story, at least for frustrated Pelicans fans, after the first two games of this series. Stephen Curry, in his first start in almost six weeks since injuring his MCL, shot 6-for-19 and scored only 19 points.
The NRA is OK with gun control to protect POTUS and Veep
As Liasson reported, the NRA spent more than any other outside group on Trump's presidential campaign - more than $30 million. He has told the gun rights group that it came through big for him and he would come through big for the NRA.
AMERICAN GODS Season 2 Kicks Off Production
Earlier today, the show released a new video which revealed that the show is indeed back in production. The House on the Rock serves as a meeting place for a conference between the gods .